Anthony and Cleopatra : a tragedie : in time we hate that which we often fear
Romans Antonius, Marcus, Shakespeare, William, Rome Drama History
Scribe Publishing 2016EISBN 9781785436062
Antony and Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies: a spectacular, widely-ranging drama of love and war, passion and politics. Antony is divided between the responsibilities of imperial power and the intensities of his sexual relationship with Cleopatra. She, variously generous and ruthless, loving and jealous, petulant and majestic, emerges as Shakespeare's most complex depiction of a woman: 'Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / Her infinite variety.'